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Curityba do Parana

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(CURYTUBENSIS DE PARANA)

Diocese; suffragan of São Sebastião (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil. The city of Curityba, on the Iguazú River, was settled in 1654 and became the capital of the State of Paraná in 1831. It lies in a fertile plain 3200 feet above sea-level, and has gold mines in the vicinity. Erected by Bull of Leo XIII, "Ad Universas" (27 April, 1892), the Diocese of Curityba embraces the states of Paraná and Santa Catarina, an area of 114,087 sq. km., and contains a Catholic population of 600,900, with 69 parishes, 68 secular and 21 regular priests, 2 religious orders of men and 3 of women, 1 seminary, 2 colleges, and 1 Catholic school with an attendance of 350.


Sources

BATTANDIER, Ann. pont. cath. (Paris, 1906); Ann. eccl. (Rome, 1908).

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APA citation. Rudge, F.M. (1908). Curityba do Parana. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04572b.htm

MLA citation. Rudge, F.M. "Curityba do Parana." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 4. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04572b.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Anthony J. Stokes.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. Remy Lafort, Censor. Imprimatur. +John M. Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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